Les Paul Wiring Mods
This project also applies to most other guitars with dual humbuckers individual master volume and master tone knobs for each pickup and a 3 way pickup selector switch.
Les paul wiring mods. Thanks to the les paul forum for all the info i ve gained from there and to black rose customs for including a diagram of their kit wiring on their website. If you start researching your guitar s wiring mod options you ll quickly find yourself down the rabbit hole. 5 easy mods for les pauls article by logan tabor nov. Here are 25 ways to customise and improve your gibson les paul ffrom easy zero cost mods that take a few minutes to tone expanding wiring changes.
The pots looked to be original and were all 500k. The tonal possibilities are almost endless if you know how to dial it in right and the tireless tinkerers among us have tried several ways of hooking up the pickups to the pots over the years. Two dedicated volume controls and two dedicated tone controls. The tone caps were after market the russian paper in oil type that are popular on ebay with a value of 033uf right in between my recommended 1uf for single coils and 022uf for humbuckers.
I m just going to cover a couple options that will impact two big pools of guitarists. It had been converted to 50 s les paul style a long time favorite of mine in dual humbucker les pauls. In a standard les paul circuit replace one of the tone pots with a push pull pot wired to create a coil tap in the bridge pickup. Strat players and les paul players.
The vintage wired les paul. Decouple your les paul s volume controls here s an easy but effective mod for les paul slingers that solves a problem they ve been living with since the model s introduction more than a half century ago. Jimmy page wiring modification. 50s vs modern les paul wiring a gibson les paul sg es 335 and many other guitars use a two pickup four pot setup.
My favorite mod for a gibson les paul sg or es 335 or any other double humbucker guitar with master volume and tone knobs for each pickup is also sometimes called 50s wiring vintage wiring or 50s vintage wiring. It s like having a les paul and a strat in one guitar. You ll need a 4 conductor pickup if you re going to try this mod. The most popular use of the push pull pot is for coil splitting and for good reason.